Swimming Pool and Sports Centre het Marnix, Amsterdam, Photos, Netherlands
Swimming Pool & Sports Centre het Marnix Amsterdam
Dutch Aquatic Building design by Mecanoo architecten, Holland
14 Dec 2007
Amsterdam Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool and Sports Centre het Marnix, NL
Date built: 2006
Design: Mecanoo architecten
2007 Brick Award for Swimming Pool and Sports Centre het Marnix
Swimming Pool and Sports Centre het Marnix, designed by Mecanoo architecten, was awarded with the prestigious 2007 Brick Award for best international project. The award is organized yearly by the Brick Development Association in the U.K. and Building magazine. The jury chose the Marnix from hundreds of submittals and praised the way brick and glass was used in the project and the clarity of its expression.
Swimming Pool and Sports Centre het Marnix opened in 2006. Transparency – insight, prospect and overview – is the central theme of the design. From the elevated central hall you can survey the whole building at a single glance. Large glazed frontages offer views of the semi-sunken competition pool and multi-purpose pool and the sports hall and fitness/aerobics space above.
While swimming lengths in the competition pool one has a fantastic view over the Singel canal, just above the level of the water. The expression of the building is utilitarian, functional, clear and robust through the use of the red/orange masonry along side glass and aluminium.
Amsterdam Swimming Pool Building Info from Mecanoo architecten 141207
For more information please go to marnix.mecanoo.com
Amsterdam Swimming Pool design : Mecanoo
Location: Het Marnix, Marnixplein 1, 1015 ZN Amsterdam, Netherlands
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